A work bee is when a group of people get together to work on a common project. The work bees that will take place at the Ionia Park will be organized through the IHTA and coordinated with the Ionia Park Staff.
Major work bees will be set up in advance so all interested parties will have a chance to plan their schedule and allow time to participate Participation can come in many forms, everything from supplying physical labor to making phone calls, Any participation from anyone is greatly appreciated.
All projects will take time and money. Volunteers will provide the time, money will come from membership fees, donations and fund-raisers. The majority of repairs and upgrades will be volunteer work as the association grows. All of the work will be coordinated by the IHTA Trails Committee, IHTA Board Members and the Park Staff. The IHTA in partnership with the park staff will give the IHTA the ability to do work and help maintain the equine trails and campground.
Emergency Work Bee's
Emergency work bees are organized from time to time due to storm damage , ect. Please let us know if you can be available on a last minute notice for these. Any help for these situations is appreciated.
Work Bee Rules
All work bees are to be organized by the IHTA and approved by the Park Management. This is to avoid confusion and prevent misunderstandings between the IHTA and Park Management. In addition, this will also maintain the IHTA credibility and visibility.
1. Volunteers sign in on the volunteer sheet to keep track of hours worked to be turned into the park management.
2. All power equipment usage must be reviewed and permitted by the park staff.
3. If vehicles or tractors are needed, they must be approved by the park staff prior to the work bee.
4. There will be a start time and finish time for all work bees, this will keep our work groups to a specific window so scheduling can be accomplished.
5. All work sessions that have the potential for disturbing trails riders will have trail maintenance signs posted at the nearest trail head by work area. This will warn trail riders for their safety.
April 26-28 Workbee Camping Weekend